Sid medals against the men in uniform in lovely Lübeck

Yesterday Saturday 20th September saw the running of the 7th Lübeck
Firebrigade 10k right on my doorstep where I am staying in Travemunde.
As the start line was just a couple of hundred meters from my
accomodation I had to take part.
Primarily for fireman , police and other such professions it is also
an open event. The start line was the extended ladder of the fire
engine. There were firemen from all over north Germany there including
Berlin. The first kilometer along the seafront promenade , the next 4
through woodland but maintaining a view over the bay of Lübeck.
Turning at 5k and back again. Trying my usual tactic of 4 minutes per
kilometer was slowed by undulations and finished in 41mins 18secs.The
goody bag was 2 running magazines , a roundthe neck key holder, a t
shirt, three boxes of x8 museili bars and a cigarette lighter? I was
awarded a medal for 2nd in age group 12seconds behind 1st in age
group. Overall 18th.